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international in the very heart of moscow. the man being questioned over the boston marathon bombings reportedly claims america's wars drove him to terror and denies any links to foreign groups. the sounds the alarm of the plummeting of european defense spending which leaves washington picking up the majority of the top for nato and threatens a crisis of unity. plus u.s. officials admit the growing hunger strike a gun tunnel obeyed now includes over all of the detainees that the us have insisted that. the figure is higher all along.
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international news and comment live from moscow this is an see with me today thanks for joining us according to investigators this surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombings son is it's america's wars in iraq and afghanistan that led him and his brother to carry out the worst u.s. base to tongue since nine eleven after questioning nineteen year old joe hart so naive police believe the bombers were acting on their own initiative and not linked to any foreign terrorist group counties in a specific and i reports now from boston. as the nineteen year old boston bombing suspect dzhokhar tsar naiads condition improves from serious to fair he's beginning to reveal information to investigators from what we're hearing on the ground according to official start of has said that the motive behind the two bombings that took place on monday april fifteenth for the wars you what the u.s. has been fighting in iraq and afghanistan according to officials are now it has
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also said that him and his brother were self radhika lies he allegedly says that the two brothers were not involved and were not in contact with any foreign extremist groups and that they learned everything themselves by basically going online and learning how to build build the bombs through the internet he has also said that his older brother to milan's hard i have who was twenty six years old at the time of the bombings is according to joe hart the mastermind behind the attacks that they carried out now here in boston right now obviously as this investigation continues the barricades of the area that was cordoned off at the finishing line of the boston marathon are being removed we know that the eight year old victim of the bombings has been laid to rest here on tuesday and earlier boston the hospitals also announced that the number of people injured has risen from over one hundred seventy five to two hundred and sixty people now as this information comes in in
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terms of just hard being able to share more of course we have to remind our viewers that he is that he has been charged with the use of weapons of mass destruction as well as militias destruction of property resulting in death and what this means is that your heart's her knife is now faced with a death penalty or any number of years behind bars including being imprisoned for life he's also faced with a fine of two hundred fifty thousand u.s. dollars add to obviously he's being treated. is a federal criminal right now although there were talked earlier about the possibility of trying him in the military tribunals but the white house has revoked this option it's also important to mention that of course the f.b.i. now is being grilled about their knowledge of the older brother tamerlan star night of traveling to russia back in two thousand and twelve because of course according to our knowledge russian officials advised the united states to look into his
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identity to see whether or not he could possibly be involved with any kind of extremist radical groups and the f.b.i. back then two years ago deemed him not dangerous and freedom up and of course has been receiving major criticism here in boston and throughout the united states with people saying that possibly maybe this attack could have been prevented we're continuing reporting from the ground as the story develops and associates are going to party boston massachusetts and grant fund of independent media outlets one to wake news service the american who grieves violence instead of coping and. radicalizing the world seems to be what we're really good at right now getting people angry at this nation certainly seems to be a valid argument that it's going to be brought before some computer we've been waging a war on terror for over a decade now we've destabilized how many countries and we're killing how many nationals that have nothing to do with terrorism whatsoever and we're doing it for
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reasons that the american people been lied to overwrite weapons of mass destruction and so on so ken this lead to people becoming hostile towards the west how can it not affect the columbia law school's human rights institute six months ago came out the report showing a that obama has exponentially increased the number of drone strikes since he's been president but ninety eight percent of the casualties and drone strikes are civilian so it's be civilians killed for every one so-called high value targets being killed the notion we want peace with the rest of the world well that's all we're that's all talk when the cameras are on and the cameras are on the drones why people die. for the latest updates on the boston marathon bombings along with comprehensive analysis had to our website dot com nato top military officer says european countries need to spend more on defense because they're free riding on american funding officials warn the u.s. led block is rapidly losing effectiveness and unity crisis head nato states forced
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to slash their spending have already chopped forty five billion dollars of the alliance treasury they couldn't of germany's in time military budget the number of european troops and the us led bloc has also plummeted from two point five million in two thousand to one point eight to six million and while the us is also trimming its defense spending it's shall the budget has still risen to seventy five percent of total the benchmark of spending at least two percent of g.d.p. on defense is now only being achieved by three nato members and. reports now from brussels the rift between alliance members is growing. the nato secretary general anders fogh rasmussen had actually come out and warned its partners against the danger of defense spending cuts as we've already seen especially from its european partners this opinion was also echoed by a u.s. defense secretary leon panetta he said that if this trend does continue to be
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alliance it could be in danger of moving into what he called a collective military irrelevance so there's the question of whether it will actually still be relevant given the decrease in its capabilities and opinion also . echoed by the former u.s. defense secretary robert gates the problem that nato is facing when it comes to budget is no small matter if we just look back to more than a decade ago if. you had a goal of having sixty thousand troops for instance available for battle in a so-called in so-called core however today we see that these battle groups range from about fifteen hundred to twenty five hundred clearly a huge difference from the initial intention of the number of troops that they had planned to have the cuts that we're seeing it. clearly is because of the year the eurozone crisis the priorities have clearly shifted and there's not much enthusiasm to increase spending in the military alliance some sort of equal burden
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sharing the united states share has increased from fifty percent to seventy five percent and there are signals coming from the u.s. that they are not keen on continuing the kind of partnership with this sort of inequality and also looking at the u.s. his own budget costs as well as its shift in priority especially after we've heard that pivot to asia so they have their own concerns with their questioning the kind of the new line of kind of partnership that they have especially with european countries moving forward they're also facing some lack of enthusiasm from european members of just germany france are very eager to contribute to any military operations. again address for rasmussen the nato secretary general had come out saying that the capability of nato will be impacted and there is a question of critics on the actual relevance of the alliance seeing it that there's not much enthusiasm from its members to contribute or to to give more in
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tune into the alliance moving forward. and contribute to option rights hans's says the multi-billion dollar was nato has waged in the past fifteen years have left a legacy of death and destruction that fuels instability how wrong the globe journalists are all over the world seem to be covering this straight line that nato is this complex system of fine military generals and military armor when of course every time a goes into a country it ends up in either disaster or blowback disaster as it has been in libya which is given power to however many militias and of course when we have to look at afghanistan to see what it's done there not many people actually covering the aftermath of the war in yugoslavia to see where the costs are always better off now than it was before the started so perhaps the worst fears would be that the nature of drone attacks on that killed so many children in the outback
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border regions and so forth will result in profound blowback and even as we might be seeing of course we have to speculate the kind of homegrown terrorism we saw seven seven here different groups within nature countries she joined by themselves with the dispossessed those murdered maimed or bereaved by nature's armies over the past ten to fifteen years. she's gone and she can now takes a closer look at the looming crisis nato faces as it prepares to was drawn from afghanistan. to unite. the organization was created to counter the soviet union with soviet union long gone it has to keep busy over the years nato has gone from being a defense organization to becoming an offensive force with a missions that go far beyond north america and europe they refer to those ambitions as out of area operations which have included of ghana's stand in libya
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now part of nato the very powerful part which includes the u.s. the u.k. and france pretty much see those out of area operations as the future of the organization but the suzi has to go global it doesn't sync well with all twenty eight members of the alliance who know they will have to foot the bill the lack of consensus showed when germany by far europe's strongest nation refused to provide resources for nato bombings two years ago back then nato has gone beyond its un mandate which was to protect civilians it has effectively created a power vacuum in which all kinds of extremists have flourished since then not to mention the destruction of the country's infrastructure but it was not just the un mandate with nato has gone beyond its own core principle of the organisation which is to stick to protecting its members the long war in of his stand has made europe question the alliance's mission there time and time again even now as nato forces prepared to withdraw many fear that what they are leaving behind is
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a security vacuum which promises it of aid that may never be fulfilled as the u.s. is pivoting to asia there's talk among nato members about a wider partnership like to get japan and australia more involved both have already made significant contributions to nato and not just those countries so with the organization growing there is another concern that nato may eventually be tempted to present itself as the whole of the international community when it's not and it may set grounds for lateral actions in the future ignoring the broader international community the president is there and nato bombings of yugoslavia in the one nine hundred ninety s. some believe that campaign contributed to the mindset that led to the war in iraq the kind of mindset that the international community the you when can be bypassed at the will of one or two a powerful countries in washington i'm going to check on. coming out of jail and i'll see opposition activist a bokken cause here a trial of
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a top six option blogger at stevens but alex a nobody says the embezzlement charges are part of a political stage shop and also later this hour. still robots are fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control. human rights watch rise against the machines a prefers to ask a lot robots get all the details on this story in just a couple of minutes after the break. wealthy british soil. sometimes it's right on. target. markets why not. come to. find out what's really happening to the global economy
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with mike's cancer for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune in to cause a report on our. about international airport in the very heart of moscow. he or she also you live or moscow welcome buck the u.s. . sending more medics to tends to the rising number of hunger striking detainees at
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guantanamo bay officials say more than half of the one hundred sixty six captives that have no joined the protest which is well into its third month sixteen detainees are being force fed to prevent death from starvation and six are in the military hospital in a critical condition boys have said the total number of hunger strikers has been much higher all along the brushless was sponsored by alleged mistreatment by prison guards with some detainees increasingly desperate because they're being held indefinitely without charge and law professor johnson hafitz says the crisis won't end until the demands of the captives are met. the hunger strikes as military officials themselves have acknowledged are triggered at the bottom by the system of indefinite detention and the prolonged think about you know car situation without trial of individuals and it's not surprising that the u.s. is stepping up its its operations because it's no it doesn't want you know it doesn't want individuals to die at one time or because it's going to again i think
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you know throw into into light the real power to start relief the real problems that want to animal and the u.s. is certainly. early on been trying to you know keep the hunger strike down but the fact that there are doctors are continuing going is a recognition i think of how pervasive it is and the how serious it is the way forward though is to you know is to and the system of indefinite detention to repatriate individuals who. are not going to be charged with crimes and of the few that are going to be charged should be put before a court and given a trial that's the that's the only way forward that's the only long term solution to the problem otherwise we're going to continue to see hunger strikes. again ad and things will continue to happen unless the us puts. puts these measures into place at this point it's just it's just politics that are politics and a lack of political courage a lack of commitment to principles the new ad for the last remaining bridges it's
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any have gone time to mclean's his client shaka omma such as regular abuse by present dance and clive stafford smith says the us legal system has washed its hands of abuse of the senate's. when a prisoner doesn't do exactly what they're told the six being dressed up you notice if they're in their outfits come in and basically beat him up to make him do it to the floor and check it describes how this one guy who's three hundred pounds sits on him sometimes in these in the stomach and i've seen the bruises on him from this process this is happening to him all the time right now because they have a process where anything he asks for they won't just give it to him they say that i've seen said if he wants a bottle of water they send the goons in if he wants his medicine they send against him and what he told me last i took turn was it's just not asking for his
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medication anymore because he doesn't want to get beaten up to get it every time i'm there and this comes up to the admiral in charge of the general in charge i've never yet got a reply from them i'm in the best one can do is complain loudly and tell the world when you get out what you see in the hopes that this shames them because unfortunately the federal judge who for all charge of the cases rule just last week that he has no jurisdiction to order the military to behave better under these circumstances and that's sad and i don't agree with the judge i think it's him giving up his duty towards prisoners that if the courts won't do it then we'll really is the court of public opinion that's your best bet. even more stories for you online including the twitter account of the associated press news agency sparks a market frenzy reports a double blast of the white house into president obama go to our web site to find
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out what happened next. and the crowd at a concert in argentina gets a surprised extra for the price of admission this guy is lit up by water looks like a meteor or we've got the footage on. the trial or one of russia's top opposition arcs of its has resumed at a cost almost nine hundred kilometers northeast of moscow at scene of violent faces up to ten years in prison for allegedly embezzling hall for a million dollars worth of timber from a state owned company but now violet was also a fiery and to corruption blogger believes the proceedings of politically motivated the group is going off now reports. well no one is lawyers have said and announced that they've taken on the tactic of delaying and stalling and attracting as much media attention to this case as possible last week we were able to reschedule the hearing exactly for one week they have been saying that they're not being given
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enough time to properly study all the cases material so we've just asked the judge again but this time he rejected so they've also appealed for the case to be returned to the prosecutor's office claiming that there are various irregularities in the way it was put together but when it comes to media attention last week i was there in also and indeed lots of journalists came some of them had to camp out over the night in front of the courthouse in order to get in and we're hearing that this time the court rooms packed again no one is one of the most controversial opposition bloggers in the country he became widely known through his online anti corruption projects he's also if you were a critic of the kremlin then became one of the leaders of the opposition movement during the last years mass protest he's also known to be a link to russian nationalists and after all these are accusing only of organizing a criminal scheme to steal around half a million dollars' worth of timber from a state company allegedly back in two thousand and nine when he was the duty
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a local governor there in cuba of if he's found guilty then he may be looking at up to ten years behind bars but by then his supporters have been rejecting all the accusations claiming that this is purely a political case. and also in russia after being cornered and captured by a massive police manhunt the suspect indicating six people in the western city of belgrade is refusing to cooperate with investigators two of the six victims special during the shooting frenzy were teenagers when asked why he went on the rampage pomo soon cryptically responded he was shooting into hell he was course trying to evade the more than two thousand police that were tracking him by catching a free to train out of the city during his arrest a police officer received severe head wounds. some news and brief now and to suspect allegedly behind it all kind of explore to do rail a canadian passenger train challenged are challenging the case against them they
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say the forty's are basing their conclusions on mere appearances the two man one a united arab emirates national the other a tunisian were arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack on a train in toronto iran has denied claims that ledge plot was inspired by al qaida groups based that kind of broke its diplomatic links to tehran last september over its disputed nuclear program and hostility toward israel. clashes in northwest china have left twenty one people dead over half of which are police officers and community workers the fires erupted one officials were conducting weapons searches in the homes of suspected gang members sporadic violence has hit the area in recent years amid continuing ethnic tensions between two local communities. can paint as in britain have declared war on so-called killer robots really a ton of us weapons that do not require human involvement to carry out lethal our
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souls concerned activists have opted for a preemptive strike rising against the deadly machines before they are deployed the south has more now. so perhaps not the most usual sight on the streets of london but this guy here is actually carrying quite an important message he said for the launch of the stop the killer robots campaigns in crates including activists and pressure critics who can boast in london to launch the campaign calling for a preemptive ban on fully autonomous weapons let's tell us more about this i'm joined by steve from human rights watch the thank you very much for joining us what is a killer this guy's a killer obviously but what's it all about unlike this friendly robot that is not armed killer robots or fully autonomous weapons are future systems that will operate without human control this is the scary part you're taking the human out of the loop allow the robots the machines to make decisions about what to target on the battlefield and when to pull the trigger no human involvement and of this is
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gaining a lot of interest this is obviously what you want people taking out the message what information do you want to get out there what do we not know about because a lot of people say this is advancing technology and it's all good we're not against technology we're not against robotics we're not against the movement towards greater autonomy in robots but we want to stop our arms systems killing systems that have full autonomy where you take the human out of the loop always in every case what has to be the fundamental principle is that a human must always be meaningfully involved in the control over decisions to launch weapons and to fire it might all sound a bit hollywood but it's not as far off as you might think many campaign is fearless science fiction like arms race is already quietly getting underway with developers standing to make huge amounts for really creative deals it is like this big dog throwing blocks of concrete cause concern little public debates yet being
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had about the implications of the development of this type of technology people think of fully autonomous weapons they think of the terminator they think inside. i think like this guy if you're saying that you know what it will look like you know the hall is more likely to be a small time for a time. i mean the developments are the the darpa the us the research wing of the pentagon the course or for instance us a research platform for this and a seven and a half six we try to reduce quite an extraordinary piece of technology they also project which is called developed an autonomous submarine that can go over submarines that cynthia's to testing and then the planes in there as well it's not they get robots that they kind of would fold over in a bottle and this is being launched in london how big a road c.-k. have to play in comparison to say the u.s. instead leading the way with this well we've got be a systems is on their second one we've got the something called the toronto says going to be tested. this year industry a spent a year and
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a half behind development but that's a fully a thomas intercontinental combat aircraft but when it comes to fully autonomous weapons we're not there yet but there's all going for the final say that the most time this allows the pos in the moment either plowed into developing this type of technology a place three miles from fine fiction or it's reality. it's a london. next avin lawson delves into the latest news of the new by the mainstream media stay prayed for breaking the set. to music sigrid laboratory to mccurry was able to build a new most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give
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a darn about anything too much mission to teach music creation why it should care about humans and we're going to this is why you should care. only. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so for like you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm tom harpur welcome to the big picture. place. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how bad the less bad luck. i mean
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. i know that i'm seeing the team really messed up. in the old story so personally apologized and said. the worst year for the little. white house to give it to the radio guy and for the tailgate minestrone click cause they want a quote for a politician because you've never seen anything like this i'm told. you guys i'm having my in this is breaking the set you know there's been a lot of reactions across the country in the wake of the boston bombings but none has made me more terrified the new york mayor michael bloomberg said in a recent press conference bloomberg said quote the nation needs to change how to interpret the constitution to give government greater power to protect.

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